ASAM Level I classes are designed according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for addiction treatment. Specifically, ASAM Level I classes and Substance Abuse Treatment provide individuals with a supportive and instructive environment where they are encouraged to develop deeper insights into the causes and conditions, as well as the effects, of their addictive and abusive behaviors.
Brief Description of an article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will.
In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives. Click for the entire article
What Is Drug Addiction?
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to take drugs.
The Addicted Brain
Fortunately, treatments are available to help people counter addiction’s powerful disruptive effects. Research shows that combining addiction treatment medications with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Treatment approaches that are tailored to each patient’s drug abuse patterns and any co-occurring medical, psychiatric, and social problems can lead to sustained recovery and a life without drug abuse. Click for an entire article on NIDA
Accountability in Cognitive Skills. Why does being accountable for our emotions and behavior require so much effort? In society today the more we get away with reckless and unacceptable behavior the more we continue that behavior.
We trick our minds into accepting the lack of accountability as normal behavior. When our reckless behavior is addressed, we don’t like it. We get angry with everyone that has input in addressing that behavior.
What is anger management? Are anger management classes right for me?
Per the American Psychological Association, Anger is completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Sometimes, our anger, rage, frustration, violence are caused by serious and challenging issues in our lives. It is expected to demonstrate a certain degree of anger or disappointment. Sometimes, it’s a healthy, natural response to life’s difficulties. We are raised to believe we must solve all problems. This can cause our anger to get out of control. Focusing on the present and working towards acknowledging the problem is the first step towards anger management.
Anger management classes focus on new behavior strategies. The new goal is to start identifying and managing anger, stress, rage, violence and conflict while improving emotional intelligence and assertive communication.
Our Anger Management classes are designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of one’s individual anger triggers in order to assist participants in mediating responsiveness—shifting away from old habituated reactions in light of healthier, purposeful responses to achieve higher quality outcomes. To register for an Anger Management class, call 404-594-1770.
Courts and Probation Departments in Georgia allow individuals charged with a felony or misdemeanor to receive therapeutic treatment in lieu of jail or prison.